How can we read a poem aloud in a way that captures its essence? With these five tips, reading poetry aloud can be done with intentionality and confidence.
Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison doesn’t want poets to make a living writing poetry. Find out why in Maureen Doallas’s final interview segment.
“Most adults have suffered from ‘imaginal abuse,'” says Joseph Hutchison. Read more on poetic imagination in Part 2 of Maureen Doallas’s interview with the Colorado poet laureate.
Come discuss the Yo-Yo Ma section of “Four Sarabandes,” in today’s poetry classroom.
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom. Today we’re discussing ‘April Poem’ with poet Daniel Bowman.
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom with poet Daniel Bowman. Today we’re discussing plum-haired November.
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom with Daniel Bowman. Today we’re discussing walking through the dream of a stranger.
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with Paula J. Lambert. Today we’re talking about the night sky as a time machine.
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with Paula J. Lambert. Today’s discussion: “There’s only so much a poem can hold.”
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with poet Paula J. Lambert, author of The Sudden Seduction of Gravity. We invite you to respond to the poems we’ll share here—their forms, images, sounds, meanings, surprises—ask questions of Paula and each other, and write your own poems along the way. The Burden of Too Much Meaning for […]
Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with poet Tania Runyan. Up today, the innocence and wisdom of the goldfish pond.
Not exactly what one expects in classical love poetry, to be sure. But hold your horses for this one, because I think this is the greatest love poem ever written.
In this month’s poetry classroom, author and literature professor Karen Swallow Prior will be treating us to a discussion of classic love poetry—beginning with Shakespeare.
In this final week of Poetry Classroom with Anne M. Doe Overstreet, we invite you to consider signing up for Anne’s 2013 Poetry Workshop.
“Oh, my kids aren’t poetic at all,” she said. “Prepare yourself for a big flop.” Ann Kroeker takes on the challenge of teaching poetry to children.
In the poetry classroom, you are invited to discuss the poems—their forms, images, sounds, meanings, surprises—and write your own poems along the way.
The best known haiku attribute — the 17-syllable count and 5-7-5 rhythm — turns out to be its least valid attribute. Christopher Patchel explores Why Haiku.
There’s a new book on the street. (And in the pink limo.) The Novelist, a novella that will teach you how to write fiction, even as you get lost in a story of one big challenge, an elusive cup of tea, and a ruminating poet’s attempt to break free. “Hilarious protagonist,” says one reader. Says […]